What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on February 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

What happened today


Syria withdraws its peacekeeping force in Beirut.

Famous birthdays


Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer, discovered Pluto.

more events on February 4

  • 1986

    The U.S. Post Office issues a commemorative stamp featuring Sojourner Truth.

  • 1980

    Syria withdraws its peacekeeping force in Beirut.

  • 1974

    Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, beginning one of the most bizarre cases in FBI history.

  • 1966

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins televised hearings on the Vietnam War.

  • 1947

    Dan Quayle, vice president under President George H.W. Bush.

  • 1945

    The Big Three, American, British and Soviet leaders, meet in Yalta to discuss the war aims.

  • 1944

    The Japanese attack the Indian Seventh Army in Burma.

  • 1941

    The United Service Organization (U.S.O.) is formed to cater to armed forces and defense industries.

  • 1932

    Robert Coover, novelist & short story writer.

  • Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurates the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • 1925

    Russell Hoban, artist and writer (Bedtime for Frances, The Mouse and His Child).

  • 1923

    French troops take the territories of Offenburg, Appenweier and Buhl in the Ruhr as a part of the agreement ending World War I.

  • 1921

    Betty Friedan, writer, feminist, founded the National Organization of Women in 1966.

  • 1915

    Germany decrees British waters as part of the war zone; all ships to be sunk without warning.

  • 1913

    Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist.